10/19/10

Surrendering to sickness


Yesterday I had a good race, I will post a race recap tomorrow, but today I have had to surrender to this sickness that I have not been able to shake for three weeks. I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon at the doctor's office getting chest x-rays, picking up medicine and the remainder of the day resting.

I am officially sick. 

The doctor was concerned with some abnormal sounds in my left lung so I had to have chest x-rays to make sure I didn't have walking pneumonia. 

I don't.

What I do have is severe bronchitis that is a couple steps (or runs) away from walking pneumonia. So I am on antibiotics and resting.

Lessons learned from this:
  • If a cold doesn't go away after a week, see a doctor.
  • Don't continue to run 30+ miles a weeks when sick.
  • Sometimes antibiotics are a necessary evil.
  • Admittance is the first step to recovery. :)
    If I wouldn't have been soo stubborn headed about being sick I would have been on antibiotics the second week of this crud and would have been 100% at the race on Sunday. My husband would also like to add that if I would have listened to him and sought real medical advice instead of trying to heal myself (viral shock, neti pot, and steam inhaler) all of this could have been avoided.

    On the bright side, my dear husband made "brinner" tonight. Chocolate chip pancakes, bacon, eggs and OJ. Yummy!

    5 comments:

    Carrie said...

    Get well soon! I love breakfast for dinner -- especially french toast!

    Cassidy, Lily and Finn's Mom said...

    GIRL! I've said it many times before...you are WONDER WOMAN! How you ran a 1/2 marathon with severe bronchitis and didn't keel over is beyond me. Take care of you and rest well, my friend!

    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

    Hope you feel better soon! Being sick as a mom is no fun!

    Simply Fit Mama said...

    Carrie- I love french toast! I'm always overruled though, they are pancake lovers.

    Tracey- Wonder Woman...probably not. Crazy stubborn headed woman...more likely. :)

    Tina- Thank you, I'm already feeling better today! It would be lovely to have sick days...I should have wrote that in my mommy contract. ;)

    Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

    funny...my girl's call it brinner too! girl...sorry you're so sick. get well soon and rest. hugs!

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